Big Ben London

Price Range

6.75 - 41.30

Reviews

4.4

Overview

Visit London’s landmark, Big Ben tower situated next to the Houses of Parliament tower, named after Sir Benjamin Hall. It was previously called the Clock tower, has developed a 0.26-degree tilt, and was renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.

It has five bells and weighs 13.5 long ton chimes every hour and is referred to as the Voice of Britain. The height of the tower is 315 feet and has a big clock with a 14-foot minute hand weighing around 220 pounds and the dials of each four clock are 23 feet in diameter.

Big Ben comprises limestone and cladding bricks and the spire consists of cast iron. It is recognized as an icon of British culture and is known to be one of the prominent symbols of the United Kingdom.

Why it is famous? 

Many visitors admire the glorious architecture of Big Ben, the humungous magnificent clock tower with its chimes you can hear it all through from far and wide.

Apart from this, you can see plaques showing the trials of William Wallace, Charles I inside the Palace of Westminster, which is also a meeting point for British Politicians. The hall contains the largest hammer-beamed and is an architectural delight in the world.

This place attracts tourists for two main attractions i.e. Big Ben which has been the iconic symbol of London and the other one the Houses of Parliament. Tourists can easily recognize and symbolize this tower with London’s culture. 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Flight : From all major countries, you can board a flight to London airport and from the airport, there are numerous options available to reach the Clock Tower.
  • By Coach : Tourists who travel by coach will need to stop at Abingdon Street and walk for one minute to the Palace of Westminster.
  • By Tube : Visitors can access the Big Ben by walking through the subway. Another option is to take a train to the Westminster station which is at a distance of a 4-minute walk from the tube.
  • By Car : There is an underground car parking space opposite the Houses of Parliament. Other parking areas are Great Peter, Matthew Parker, and Smith Square Street.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Entry Fees-Adult : 17.21 Euro per person.
  • Entry Fees-Families : 41.30 Euro per family.
  • Entry Fees-Children : 41.30 Euro per family Below 5 years – Free. 5 to 16 years - 6.75 per person.
  • Entry Fees-Students : 11.24 Euro per student.

Tourist attraction: - 

  • Parliament Sessions- Tourists who are interested in live sessions, can take a tour inside the Houses of Parliament, watch hearings by the committee and attend debates. During the day, when the Parliament session is taking place, the flag will be flying outside the Victoria Tower whereas in the night another flag will be flying on the Clock tower at Ayrton Light.

  • Gallery- Another place visited by tourists is the House of Commons and the Public Gallery from the Cromwell Green entrance. The entrance is free and visitors have to show the identity proof. All tourists need to buy tickets if they have to attend the session.

  • Big Ben Tower- You will enjoy the spectacular view of the whole tower and the parliament building situated right in the heart of the metropolis. This building is an impressive and admiration ensemble on the river bank and looks absolutely stunning when the illuminated building is reflected in the water after the sunset.

  • Other attractions- There are numerous other sightseeing places which are at a walkable distance and you can enjoy long walks alongside the riverbank in the evenings after the sunset. It is the most beautiful time of the day and stroll around the corner of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

  • Tate Museum- Visit this national modern art gallery of London and the tourists along with children of all ages are required to obtain a timed ticket for entering this gallery. 

Address

Big Ben, London, UK

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Vishwanath Purohit
Vishwanath Purohit
08/25/2020 16:24
Big Ben (The most famous part of Charles Barry's design is the elegant clock tower. Originally called St. Stephen's Tower, it was soon named after the tower's largest bell, the Big Ben. A light at the top of the tower is illuminated when Parliament is sitting at night. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower; it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. We could see it from London Eye and could nice photographs from there. Views in the evening from London Eye of Big Ben are suprb and mesmerizing.
Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna
08/23/2020 13:16
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London's most iconic landmarks and must-see London attractions. Technically, Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg).  The clock tower looks spectacular at night when the four clock faces are illuminated.
Elizabeth Bailey
Elizabeth Bailey
08/10/2020 08:16
In the heart of central London, it never gets old big ben and little me. A must see whenever you are new in town. And within walking distance you can reach London eye. Simply an amazing view.
Water Melon
Water Melon
08/26/2020 02:43
They are currently fixing it and i hope it looks really nice after they fix it
Luiz Fernando Tiberto
Luiz Fernando Tiberto
08/26/2020 06:41
I always wanted being there. Perfect place.

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FAQs

There will be strict screening at the entrance that might take about 30-45 minutes with no lockers or storage areas and the entry is a first cum first serve basis. Therefore, if you don’t want to miss the session, avoid bringing large bags.
During Summer, the Easter and Christmas holidays there are no Parliament sessions. You can take guided tours to see historic areas and the chambers on Saturdays. Audio tours are also available for children to explore the area at your own pace.
The best time to visit this place is during the morning and late evening. You will witness a lot of crowds during the afternoons.
Mobile phone, photography, and making videos is strictly prohibited inside the Parliament building.
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